The Newton Brothers have signed on to score the dark comedy Pawn Shop Chronicles. The film is directed by Wayne Kramer and stars Paul Walker, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Pell James, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, Chi McBride, Ashlee Simpson, Kevin Rankin, DJ Qualls, Michael Cudlitz and Norman Reedus. The movie centers on a missing wedding ring which leads to a wild-goose chase involving meth addicts, skinheads and an Elvis impersonator. Walker is also producing the film with Jordan Schur & David Mimran (Stone, Henry’s Crime), Nick Thurlow and Steven Schneider (Insidious, The Bay). Adam Minarovich has written the screenplay. Kramer has previously worked with composer Mark Isham on his last three features (The Cooler, Running Scared, Crossing Over). Pawn Shop Chronicles is currently in post-production and is expected to be released in 2013.

The Newton Brothers whose previous credits include the indie drama Detachment starring Adrian Brody, the teen comedy High School and the thriller Setup starring 50 Cent, Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe also have a number of other films coming up. Among the composers’ future projects is the comedy HairBrained directed by Billy Kent (The Oh in Ohio) and starring Brendan Fraser, Alex Wolff and Julia Garner, as well as the thriller Proxy directed by Zack Parker and starring Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, Alexia Rasmussen and Joe Swanberg.